This course is designed to support people with intellectual disability, permanent cognitive impairment or special learning needs to develop basic employment skills in preparation for work. With a focus on occupational health and safety, effective communication and personal management strategies, students will graduate ready to seek meaningful work or explore further education opportunities. Students will familarise themselves with employer expectations through a valuable 100-hour work placement, putting their newfound skills and knowledge into practice. Working closely with expert trainers, students will be supported to develop an individual vocational plan which will empower them to take their next career step with confidence.
To be awarded 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education, a student must successfully complete a total of ten (10) units of competency, consisting of:
- seven (7) core units, and;
- three (3) elective units.
Where the course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed units.
genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).
|VU23028||Develop an individual vocational plan with support|
|VU23029||Develop personal management skills for work|
|VU23030||Participate in vocational activities|
|VU23031||Participate in practical placement with support|
|MSMWHS100||Follow WHS procedures|
|VU22787||Prepare for employment|
|VU23032||Develop workplace communication skills|
|BSBITU111||Operate a personal digital device|
|SIRXIND001||Work effectively in a service environment|
|VU22789||Participate in job seeking activities|
To achieve this qualification, a student must complete a minimum of 100 hours of work placement.
When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.
Entry to the 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education is restricted to post compulsory school age learners with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability.
Permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability must be evidenced. Evidence could include but is not limited to:
- Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
- Doctors / specialist reports
- Attendance at a Special School / SDS
- Integration support at school
- Integration support at school with modified curriculum
While learners may also have the following conditions, these alone do not constitute a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability:
- Social and / or emotional issues
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Specific learning difficulties
- Mental health conditions
- Physical disabilities
Speak with our Customer Enquiry team today for further assistance with course entry requirements.
During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:
- Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills
- Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
While students and other visitors attending onsite (excluding paid or volunteer workers) are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, those undertaking placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to their sector and/or their placement host.
What will you learn?
Learn the essential skills to begin your career or explore further education opportunities, with electives chosen to focus on building your confidence. Practice skills in real work environments through a practical placement while learning essential skills to support your independence.
Where could your skills take you?
What could you study next?
- Further education in an industry/area of interest as identified through the course
Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Program. Am I eligible?
|Concession Fee (Skills First Program)||Standard Fee (Skills First Program)||Fee For Service|
|$AUD 0.00||$AUD 0.00||$AUD 15,050.00|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible individuals. We encourage students with a disability to access government subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.
For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.
genU Training offer 22566VIC Certificate I in Work Education, in the following format:
On-campus (day) – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)
- 2 days per week (9:30am – 3:30pm) for 16 months approx; or
- 3 days per week (9:30am – 3:30pm) for 10 months approx.
NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).
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Certificate I in Work Education
10 months approx. (3 days a week) or 16 months approx. (2 days a week)